South Africa 22.10.2013 05:30 am

Soggy weather drags on

Cars seen driving through flooded streets, 20 October 2013, on Albertina Sisulu Street, Industria West, Johannesburg where the traffic lights are not working. FILE PIC. Picture: Alaister Russell

Cars seen driving through flooded streets, 20 October 2013, on Albertina Sisulu Street, Industria West, Johannesburg where the traffic lights are not working. FILE PIC. Picture: Alaister Russell

While the wet weather in most parts of the country is subsiding, residents and motorists alike can expect further soggier conditions at the end of this week.

Speaking to The Citizen yesterday, forecaster at the South African Weather Service Christina Thaele said the rain expected from Friday going into the weekend would be as a result of another “low” pressure system.

According to Thaele, residents in the southern parts of Gauteng can still expect a 30% chance of showers and thundershowers today.

There is also a slight improvement in daytime temperatures with maximums in Johannesburg and Pretoria set to be between 22°C and 24°C, Thaele said.

Elsewhere, similar conditions are expected in KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern parts of the Free State, as well as the Eastern Cape.

A 60% chance of rainfall is on the cards for the eastern parts of Limpopo and a small chance of rain is expected over the Highveld of Mpumalanga.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Johannesburg emergency services, Robert Mulaudzi, said there were no major incidents of flooding reported in homes, especially those situated in low lying areas amid yesterday’s rainfall.

“It has been fairly quiet,” he added.

Spokesman for the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said there were no delays in flight schedules experienced yesterday.

 

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